Moths have feathery antennae and butterfly’s are clubbed. Similarly moth’s bodies are fuzzy and stubby- as my daughter says. Butterfly bodies are smooth and long. Moths are active at night, whereas butterflies are active in the day. Moths are usually more plainer looking, while butterflies are usually brilliant and brightly coloured. Moth’s wings are often open laying flat and butterfly wings are usually upright. Lastly, moth’s cocoons are soft and made from silk and leaves on the ground. Butterfly cocoons are a hard shell hanging from something.
Interesting. The differences are obvious but I hadn’t given them much thought before.